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What does Verna mean?

Verna [ver-na] as a girls' name is pronounced VER-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Verna is "spring green".

Short form of Laverne; feminine form of Vernon. Used since the late 19th century. Virna (Italian) became familiar in the 1960s due to actress Virna Lisi. The name has a dated air.

Associated with: spring, green, 19th century.


Verna has 12 variants: Verda, Verne, Verneta, Vernetta, Vernette, Vernice, Vernie, Vernis, Vernise, Vernisha, Vernita and Virna.

Verna has 2 more relations via Laverne: Laverna and Loverna.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Velna, Verca, ..

(male) Verian, Verun, ..

How popular is Verna?

Verna is a very popular first name for females (#359 out of 4276, Top 8%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#19174 out of 150436, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Verna for girls. Verna reached its highest rank of #126 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Verna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Verna outside U.S.

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Verna and corresponding names. Laverna, Laverne, Verda, Verne, Vernetta, Vernette, Vernice, Vernie, Vernita and Vernon are the popular varying forms of Verna listed in the Top 2000. These forms of Verna were popular in the 1910s (adoption of 0.24%), but now, versions such as Verna have become less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Verna, Laverna, Laverne, Verda, Verne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Vernetta, Vernette, Vernice, Vernie, Vernita, Vernon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Verna and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Berna, Denna, Erna, Ferna, Geena, Gena, Jeana, Karna, Keena, Kenna, Kerena, Leona, Leyna, Lorna, Marna, Meena, Mena, Merna, Morna, Murna, Neena, Nena, Nenna, Orna, Penna, Reena, Rena, Sena, Seryna, Teana, Teena, Tena, Teona, Terina, Teryna (see Terena), Teyna, Vana, Varena, Varina, Varona, Veda, Veena, Veenia, Veeva, Veina, Velma, Vena, Venna, Vera, Verbena, Verbyna, Verde, Vere, Vereena, Verena, Verene, Verina, Verine, Verita, Verka, Verla, Verly, Vernika, Veron, Verona, Verone, Veronka, Verowna (see Verona), Veryna, Vesta, Vienna, Warna, Xena, Yerina and Zenna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Verna.